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|Kenneth Earl Wicks, age 74, of Portland, passed away November 29, 2013, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born in Benton, Ill., on May 26, 1939, to the late George Marvin and Revola Moore Wicks. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Michael Eugene Wicks. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Wicks; daughter, Lori (Timothy) Simmons of Chattanooga; son, Stanley (Debra) Wicks of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Danny Wicks of Kincaid, Ill., Marvin Wicks of Taylorville, Ill. Graveside service is 2 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013, at Old Brush Cemetery with Pastors Roger Schmidt and John Watkins officiating.|
|Cynthia Ferdian Loftis, age 53, of Portland, passed away November 26, 2013, at Sumner Regional medical Center. She was born in Connecticut on June 18, 1960, to the late Richard and Patricia Panciera Ferdian. She is survived by her husband, Walter Loftis; daughter, Jessica Biafore; son, Travis Biafore, all of Portland; sister, Kathy (Jimmy) Boczar of Durham, Ct.; nephews, Danny and Stevie Boczar. Visitation is after 9 a.m., Saturday. Funeral service is 1 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.|